3 days in Jerantut, Kemaman District & Kuantan Itinerary

3 days in Jerantut, Kemaman District & Kuantan Itinerary

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Jerantut
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Chukai
— 1 night
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Kuantan
— 1 night
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Jerantut

— 1 day
The Jerantut District is a town, a parliamentary constituency and a district in north-eastern Pahang, Malaysia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): Head underground at Kota Gelanggi Caves, get a sense of history and politics at Jerantut Railway Station, and then stroll through Tasek Bera.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Jerantut trip builder tool.

Kuala Lumpur to Jerantut is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In October in Jerantut, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Chukai.

Things to do in Jerantut

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Chukai

— 1 night
Chukai, also known by the name of Kemaman City is a mukim and capital of Kemaman District, Terengganu, Malaysia.The name "Chukai" means 'taxes' in Malay. On the 11th (Sun), pick up some local products at Pasar Besar Kemaman, stroll through Cherating Turtle Sanctuary, explore the activities along Cherating River, then get a dose of the wild on Cherating Fire Fly, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kemaman District Museum.

Before you visit Chukai, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Jerantut to Chukai takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuantan.

Things to do in Chukai

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Kuantan

— 1 night
The capital of Malaysia's third-largest state, busy Kuantan remains generally untouristed, yet continues to grow as a residential urban community.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at East Coast Mall, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Sungai Lembing Mines, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Teluk Chempedak.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kuantan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chukai to Kuantan in 1.5 hours. October in Kuantan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kuantan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
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Kemaman District travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · History Museums
Kemaman is a district and a parliamentary constituency in Terengganu, Malaysia. Kemaman district is bordered by Dungun district to the north and the state of Pahang to the south and west. It is the southern gateway to the state of Terengganu.GovernanceThe district administrative seat and the main economic centre of Kemaman is the town of Chukai, near the Terengganu-Pahang state border. Other important towns in this district are Kijal, Kerteh, and Kemasik. The district is administered by the Kemaman Municipal Council (Malay: Majlis Perbandaran Kemaman). With a total area of almost 1000 square miles, it is the third largest district after Hulu Terengganu and Dungun bordering the South China Sea.Administrative divisionsKemaman is divided into twelve mukims: Bandi Banggul Binjai Chukai Hulu Chukai Hulu Jabur Kemasik Kerteh Kijal Pasir Semut Tebak Teluk KalongPopulationBased on the 2000 Population and Housing Census, the population of Kemaman totals 137,070 . In the 2010 census, there were 167,824 residents in MPK administrative area. Malays were the majority ethnic group with a total of 157,778, while 6937 were Chinese, 743 were Indian, and 264 were from other ethnic groups. Censuses until the 1940s showed that this district as the third highest populated area after Kuala Terengganu and Besut. The population distribution changed after the discovery of oil in the 1970s, placing this district second after Kuala Terengganu.

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